The Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS) is committed to enhancing and preserving the integrity of the Squamish Watershed. The SRWS is a registered charitable environmental non-profit focused on watershed restoration, education and outreach, and community stewardship projects since 1998. Thank-you for visiting our website.
It's Amphibian Mating Season! Keep a Watch out for Horny Toads!
It's the time of year amphibians start to mate and lay egg masses in our various wetlands. It is important not to disturb wetlands for the next 3 - 4 months. One dog running around in a pond can decimate an entire amphibian population. We have numerous native amphibian species here in Squamish including Red-legged Frog, Northwestern Salamander, and Western Toads. They all need wetlands to spawn in so keep an eye out for the gelatinous masses that cover and protect the delicate eggs!
Exciting Projects for 2016 Check us out in the coming new year for new projects, programs and workshops! You may be interested in learning about shorelines and aquatic plant ecology by attending the Pacific Estuarine Research Society annual workshop being held at the Cheakamus Centre March 10 - 13 (PERS). Or closer to home we will be doing more riparian planting in the Central Estuary in late March. And of course, in May we will need volunteer help and support with our elementary school program. We will also be running some organized tours of the Ashlu River Spawning Channels, the Mamquam Reunion, and the Squamish Estuary.